Fall never fails to be a lovely season. However, the sudden drop in temperature it brings is not always lovely to your skin. One day, your face is soaking in the final days of summer’s glow-and the very next your skin is flaking in the crisp new air. From flakiness to dry patches, fall’s dehydrated winds carry a beach bag of skin issues…but not to worry! Mother nature has got a few low-cost, natural skin care solutions for you and your face.
Natural Skin Care Tips
1. Avocado Honey Face Mask
Chances are, everything you need for this one is already in your pantry (especially is you’re an avocado freak like me!) Not only are avocadoes great for your insides, they can do some pretty awesome things to your skin as well. Avocadoes help to battle the skin’s aging process and quench even the driest of complexions. Honey, on the other hand, is a natural antibacterial, and is armed with antioxidants. Here’s how to make this natural skin care solution:
1. Remove seeds and skin from one ripe avocado
2. Mash avocado up in bowl until creamy
3. Add tablespoon of honey and stir until a blended paste forms
4. Pat on skin and leave on for 10-15 minutes
5. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat face dry with clean towel
2. Use a Humidifier
As most people who have lived in New England’s perpetually unpredictable weather patterns know, sleeping with a humidifier at night can work wonders for sinuses. However, snoozing with a humidifier also soothes dry skin and even eczema breakouts.
3. Drink, Drink, and Drink Your Water!
Ok, so this one will probably get some eye rolls…but to underestimate the power of drinking enough water is a serious injustice to your skin. As I’m sure your parents told you-eight to ten ounces a day is the rule. Don’t expect hydration to take ten years off your face overnight, but drinking water will support your glow. There’s a reason Jennifer Anniston swears by it.
4. Exfoliate With A Toothbrush
Walk into any department store and you will see the thousands of overpriced exfoliating scrubs, all which promise to change your life. The truth is, if you’d rather not pay your electricity bill in skincare products, a toothbrush is all you really need to exfoliate. Gently scrub your face with the bristles in a circular motion for about thirty seconds to slough away dead skin.
5. Stay Oiled
Here’s another one you can hopefully find in your pantry. Like honey, extra virgin olive oil is packed with antioxidants, but in a much lighter solution. Massage just a little into slightly dampened skin to combat dryness. Bonus: it can double as an eye makeup remover!